Hi there, welcome to another week of meta-historical revelations. Here we are in Aquarius decan 1. the decan of Mad Professors & Visionary Upgraders. For myself I can only say that this Mercury shadow period, (which is igniting my Aquarian stellium and Altair Sun) is pretty mind-blowing. Thanks to the interactivity of the internet, I have been led to various youtube interviews which have filled in the missing pieces between subject matter that has always fascinated me. One of the leads was to John Lamb Lash, a meta-historical researcher and mythologist whose work centers around the Goddess Gaia-Sophia myth, which to me has a lot of similarities to the biblical Lilith myth also. I have added him to my Links & Resources page now. Apparently John Lash is also a sidereal astrologer, though I haven’t got that far into his work yet. Which takes me to the next point. I have also been feeling uncomfortable with using the Lunar mansions with the tropical zodiac so I have decided to use the sidereal zodiac positions for them.
“The Mansions of The Moon by Christopher Warnock.” gives both the tropical and sidereal positions for the Lunar mansions. Explaining why he uses the tropical system and referring to the traditional astrologers of the past he says;
“ These astrologers saw the Cosmos as one great unified being. They considered the cosmos to be composed, like man, of body, soul and divine spirit. All three levels were interconnected and interpenetrating. Each material thing on earth was ruled by one or more of the stars and planets, which embodied the reflection of the divine ideas or archetypes of the celestial world. Both the Zodiac and the Mansions reflect and reveal this fundamental divine order and harmony. As we move from the archetypal, to the celestial, to the material worlds, things become progressively less perfect. Thus the constellational mansions, being closer to the material, were actually considered a less accurate reflection than the tropical mansions of the archetypical order and the true ideal essence of the mansions” 
Mmmmm. The first part of the quote I don’t have a problem with. I myself use the tropical zodiac framework and find it very useful in helping us cope with the various archetypes working through us in our natal chart and then as the archetypal energies test us by transit. But what is an archetype? An Archangel or an Arch-on perhaps? The etymology is interesting to say the least. I’m beginning to think an archetype is something the collective subconsciously agrees on. So that thoughts become things and these things, or archetypes, (or archons) float around in the ether like viruses. They even say things go viral on the internet don’t they? A mind-parasite could simply be a meme. If we all believe in it then it lives.
Fate V Free Will
It is important that we realise that astrology is not 100% fated, we have freewill and we Astrologers and those who use it as a guide would be naïve if we thought the mind parasites/archons/illuminati have not high jacked Astrology just like they have every other belief system. The New Age movement is rife with archangel/archon infection and I refer you to a weekly post from December 2013 where I was questioning the “whole aliens are the new religion” thing. I think John Lash’s explanation of such 21st century phenomena such as psychopaths, mind-control, indigo kids, ascension, light-workers etc etc.. is the one that most resonates with me. I cannot stand any new-age belief system that divides us into thinking some of us are special ones descended from superior alien races come to rescue “fallen” mother earth. How f***ing arrogant is that?! As Gemini rising I do like to turn everything on its head and play with the etymology of words. Matter, Mater, Mother is NOT a thing that becomes “progressively less perfect” as it turns into matter. And although I like a lot of Laura Eisenhower’s work I really object to the term “meat suits” as she sometimes describes us.