Uranus Moon: David Icke & the Sacred Wound.

‘Prometheus Stealing Fire’ by Andre Durand

New moon in Taurus on Thursday 23 April at 03.26 (GMT).

Sun/Moon conjunction 3 degrees Taurus, Uranus 6 degrees Taurus.

Later that day at around 9.00 am, the Moon will be in an exact conjunction to Uranus.

When Uranus conjuncts the Moon in an individual’s birth chart- or by collective transit-there is the potential for radical healing and release of creative energy. This can liberarate us from the bondage of suffering- especially when suffering is felt only as a burden to shake off, reject, project, deny, or control. It can also facilitate emotional breakthrough by dismantling psychic structures formed at an earlier stage of our development that are now outmoded.

Uranus is the planet of revolution, rebellion, independence, and authenticity; it is the higher Octave of Mercury- messenger of the Gods and of divine knowledge. Impersonal in its expression, it is emotionally detached and concerned only with the bigger picture whether that be the liberation of our soul, or the liberation of humanity.

But when the Moon is involved that is not an easy process: The moon favours tradition- it likes what it likes and is the most subjective, intimate point of our chart. It illustrates the ways we learned to adapt and manage our emotions as children, the beliefs and structures that we internalised and the behaviours that we now call us.

Uranus is impersonal, its ultimate goal is change- sometimes radical change that causes disruption in its wake. It shakes up outmoded patterns of behaviour and demands that we grow up and wake up. Unlike Pluto, which is also a transpersonal or outer planet, Uranus does not necessarily endure the long alchemical process of transformation, its method is more like a lightning strike or instant incineration.

For the moon this is the worst thing that can happen. A Uranus hit can rock us to our core, set us adrift from our foundations, and even cause mental instability. The kundalini awakening experienced by some as a high voltage surge of electricity that short- circuits our sensitive electrical wiring is a Uranian experience. Ultimately it is the ‘Great Awakener’, and its purpose is to liberate.

For those who have this placement in their birth chart, it is often the case that they experienced a shock to their system before they were able to handle the surge of energy. The consequences are twofold: first the shock may have been so severe that the person immediately checked out, or dissociated from their body, and secondly, as a result of this they may have broken through the barriers of normal consciousness to the archetypal and transpersonal realms.

Moving forward in their lives, these natives may develop an uncanny ability to pierce the veils of illusion and see beyond physical reality into the astral planes… or mythologically speaking, the domain of the gods. Prometheus, who upon stealing fire from the gods, is gravely punished, and Semele a mortal woman who wishes to see the true face of her lover, Zeus, is immediately incinerated when he reveals himself to her.

The message is clear… to bear the fire of the gods we must abide by certain spiritual laws and protocols- if we do not there will be consequences. Mythology is full of stories of humans and demi-gods who are negatively impacted upon seeing too much too soon.

Other myths speak of husbands who are punished for trespassing on their wife’s secrets (the feminine mysteries), or of women who come into grave danger upon disobeying orders to leave certain things (secrets of the masculine realm) well alone. This is the core message of many myths, including the Christian myth, seen in Adam and Eve’s warning against eating fruit from the Tree of Knowledge.

Although great hardship must be endured there is usually redemption for the protagonist who after many trials, tribulations, and antonement receives some special knowledge or ability. It is always hard won… such is the gift of the sacred wound and the Moon Uranus conjunction.

For the native who for whatever reason was plunged into a transpersonal experience (apparently without consent) from a tender age, the danger lies in later getting lost in the archetypal realms either by conflating the ego as a defence mechanism to avoid feeling the original wound, or else projecting the shadow onto an outside enemy.

To think of oneself as the actual Jesus Christ is very different to being on the path of realizing Christ consciousness.

A sacred wound is a wound of the soul that is so deep that the usual methods of reasoning simply will not cut it. We are forced to go beyond the rational mind and ordinary consciousness to deeper dimensions and in doing so we come into contact with the divine.

One man with a Uranus/Moon conjunction who is (controversially) visible on the world stage right now is David Icke. Known for his theories- or conspiracy theories- of dissent regarding matters such as the link between 5G and degenerative health issues, the perils of compulsory vaccination, and the existence of a shady New World Order, Icke’s opinions are apparently so dangerous that one of his recent commentaries has been banned.

Consequently, YouTube has now banned all ‘conspiracy theory’ videos believed to falsely link coronavirus symptoms to 5G networks.

On the topic of vaccination, Icke says:

A coronavirus vaccine, when one is developed, would include “nanotechnology microchips” that would allow humans to be controlled.


He adds that Bill Gates -who is helping to fund Covid-19 vaccine research- “should be jailed”.

With the Moon at 13 Cancer and Uranus at 10 Cancer, Icke’s moon in its natural sign is doubly sensitive, and in the 9th house, the area of life connected with Philosophy, higher knowledge, wisdom, religion, and justice, it is not surprising that he is a crusader for truth.

But the question- as alway- is…whose truth?

This is precisely where Uranus conjunct the Moon runs into sticky territory becoming an almost Neptunian hall of smoke and mirrors. Though the holy grail on offer- and always just out of reach (until it’s not) – is the gift of awakening and enlightenment, there are many trials to be faced before the Fool completes the cycle of initiation and achieves Self-mastery.

Finally Uranus forces us to let go of any illusions, fears, and projections that keep us stuck in disempowered, small, and infantile states. That is not to say that everything we encounter along the way is completely illusionary- or not, it’s more that it exists in the betwixt and between… in the spaces of the atomic world… wormholes to new realities that blur the boundaries between inner and outer… abode of the daimons.

Is it the darkness outside or is it the darkness inside projected out?

The New World Order… is it a wave or is it a particle… does it exist… or does it not? 5G… does it harm us or not? Can a vaccination really make us controllable? Like the allegory of Plato’s cave the question being asked here is, what is the real nature of the images projected onto our world screen… and who is projecting them?

Does it, in the end, depend upon the consciousness we bring to bear upon a thing?

When Uranus makes an alliance with our most subjective and conditioned self it may just be the jolt we need to set us on a pilgrimage of discovery to find the truth beyond the conditioned self… the image of the little tyrant behind the curtain in the Wizard of Oz illustrates this beautifully.

It may be that Icke is experiencing the loneliness of the Philosopher who having seen the truth is being punished for exposing the illusion to others, or it may be that his own complexes have been conflated onto an outer bogeyman. Who can say?

Describing man’s journey to freedom Plato says,

“Previously he had been looking merely at phantoms; now he is nearer to the nature of true being.”

The journey then, is to get to know the phantoms… this next lunar cycle might just help us to pull the curtain on the unfolding drama of these strange times.

The Man Who Scorched the Earth: Phaethon, Donald Trump & 5G

Painting by Gustav Moreau

In Greek mythology, Phaethon which means “shining” is the son of the Sun god Helios and mortal woman Clymene. Helios steers his mighty chariot across the sky each day causing the sun to rise and set. After painful ridicule and in a desperate attempt to prove his godly parentage, Phaethon requests permission to take the reins of his father’s chariot for one day. Helios, non-too thrilled by his son’s request nevertheless consents as he has promised to grant Phaethon one wish whatever it may be. After being cautioned by his father to always take the middle path and avoid flying too high or too low, the bold Phaethon sets off on his quest… It must have been during a Jupiter Pluto conjunction.

It soon becomes clear that the young demigod is way out of his league and is far from able to harness the power of his father’s fire horses. In turmoil and unable to heed his father’s advice, Phaethon erratically flies the golden chariot too close to the earth scorching large parts of Africa and leaving much destruction in his wake. The mighty Sky god Zeus, on seeing this mess is furious and hurls one of his famous thunderbolts at Phaethon. Far from achieving godly recognition, Phaethon is killed instantly, forever mourned by his sisters the Heliades whose tears hardened to amber.

Like the myth of Prometheus who steals fire from the gods or Icarus who flies too close to the Sun, the myth of Phaethon speaks of the dangers of hubris and the disastrous consequences that can befall humanity when the gods are defied.

Harnessing electricity has long been a pursuit of the human enlightenment programme: from Sir Isaac Newton’s experiments in the Royal Society in the 1700’s, to the space-race, the internet, and now 5G, science has sought to master and tame mother nature usurping her powers and bringing her under his control. We humans, for the most part, seduced by the boons that technology can offer are happily swept along in the march of progress.

5G radio system known as 5G-NR is the fifth generation of wireless communications technologies that supports cellular data networks. Millimetre waves reach frequencies of up to 72 GH which is considered to be in the “extremely high frequency” band of the electromagnetic spectrum. Many people have raised concerns about the effects of 5G on the human body, while others consider the implications for humans at the level of soul and spirit.

The introduction of 5G means more satellites being embedded into the Van Allen belts that surround the Earth’s magnetic field. A Van Allen belt contains energetically charged particles most of which originate from solar winds that are captured by and held around a planet by the magnetic field of that planet. By trapping solar wind and other cosmic particles the magnetic field deflects those particles and protects the atmosphere from destruction.

On 23 March 2020 when most of the world’s population were trying to come to terms with a global pandemic, President Donald Trump signed two bills into law that are designed to boost 5G security and broadband availability in the U.S and abroad.

S 893 the “Secure 5G and Beyond Act of 2020,” The Act requires the President to develop and implement a strategy for the adoption of secure wireless communication.

S 1822 the “Broadband Deployment Accuracy and Technological Availability Act or the Broadband DATA Act,” requires the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to issue rules about the collection of data, with respect to the availability of broadband services.

The timing of the decision couldn’t be worse and has understandably left a feeling of betrayal and mistrust.

This act of defiance by Trump reminds me of Phaethon who at the mercy of his own ego decides to go ahead and do what he wants anyway without due consideration of the wider consequences.

When I looked at Trump’s chart I found something very interesting…

Donald Trump was born on Friday 14th June 1946 in Queen’s New York at 10.54 am. As the president of the United States he now has full control of the implementation and installation of 5G across the globe.

In his natal chart asteroid Phaethon is at 23 degrees Taurus conjunct his MC at 24 degrees Taurus.

In astrology the MC or midheaven is traditionally the most public part of the chart and often describes the career potential and abilities of the native. In the case of Trump, Phaethon is right there for the whole word to see.

In signing the ‘Secure 5G and Beyond Act of 2020’, we must wonder, has Trump bitten off more than he can chew? Has he undertaken a mission without due consideration and respect for the gods?… the gods here simply meaning perhaps the spiritual laws and laws of nature. Has he really considered the consequences of his actions? While his hubris is clear for all to see, Trump like the bold Phaethon is undeterred… even by a global pandemic or by the lack of consent from the people whom he is entrusted to serve.

His chart shows other signatures of the relentless solar hero: with asteroid Apollo exactly conjunct his Ascendant at 29 Leo, and asteroid Zeus exactly on his descendant at 29 Aquarius, Trump is clearly expressing the homoscientificus dream.

Political power married to advancing science and an almost insane agenda for more and more technology is a dangerous thing, and when those ideals forfeit the bigger picture in terms of human and environments rights it is time to ask some serious questions.

For Manly P. Hall, Zeus is the “total auric, magnetic field of man”. In a mythic sense then, Zeus and the solar deities are archetypal expressions of primal power and raw energy. How this power is handled-or not- is a staple drama underpinning much of mythology.

As myths are living entities that manifest throughout time and space we see the same dramas playing out in our modern world… the quest of the solar hero is one of the central myths of our time not least because if taken too far the ramifications could be catastrophic.

In the astrology chart of the Secure 5G and Beyond Act 2020’, signing, asteroid Zeus (21 degrees Capricorn) is approaching Jupiter at 23 Capricorn, Pluto 24 Capricorn, and Mars 25 Capricorn.

Phaethon is at 6 degrees of Taurus conjunct Uranus at 4 degrees of Taurus.

Uranus is also connected with primal power, especially lightning. It rules all things Aquarian including the internet and is connected with technological progress and super fast communication. Eccentric and rebellious the influence of Uranus can be disruptive and even devastating.

In his book on Uranus, Richard Tarnas connects Uranus with Prometheus and refers to the energy as ‘The Great Awakener’. He says, “it is change that may bring liberation and is the act of cosmic rebellion against a universal structure to free humanity from bondage.”

But what happens when the freedoms gained from one liberty causes a new kind of bondage? One of the big questions on the table right now is, how much sovereignty are we prepared to hand over in the name of security and tech- intelligence?

Are we beginning to see that the miracles of the new age come with a much higher price tag than previously imagined?

Today it seems that humanity is in danger of flying too close to the Sun and burning their wings or scorching the Earth… or both. In heeding the wisdom of the wise old Sun god Helios we may well wonder, where is the middle path?