October 16 ~ Sun opposite Eris at 23º Libra/Aries. This post re-evaluates my definition of Eris in the light of her awakening conjunction with Uranus back in 2016/17. Eris may question the negative form of the Hindu goddess, Kali the destroyer. The negative dark-goddess aspect could show the misuse of divine feminine energy in the form of the devouring mother. This negative Kali is ‘devouring’ in the sense that in order to feel powerful, she has to destroy the sacred masculine.
Uranus was in conjunction Eris exactly in June to September 2016 and again in March 2017. Around this time many anti-feminism videos started appearing on YouTube, and many from women, not just men. It was around this time that I wrote this article and realized that the men who were criticising feminism were not (As my very liberal-leftist education would have me believe) misogynists, but had very valid points.
Eris is categorized as another Plutino and can be seen as Pluto’s spouse (She has many Persephone attributes). Now in the aftermath of Uranus square Pluto, Uranus conjunct Eris awakens us to the uncomfortable reality of the 1960’s counter-cultural revolution ignited by Uranus conjunct Pluto in 1966. This so-called “counter-culture” has now become utterly mainstream.. There is nothing “shocking” (Uranus.) left, we are all now, in the words of Pink Floyd, comfortably numb.
Back in the 1960’s with the Uranus conjunct Pluto, women’s lib exploded into pop culture with women burning their bras for freedom. The contraceptive Pill liberated women from the worry of pregnancy and back-street abortions. The Pill was marketed as giving women power over their bodies, but did it really? The hormones in contraceptives cause all sorts of problems too vast to go into on this post, never mind the fact the pill doesn’t seem to have stopped teenage pregnancy anyway.
The heavy petting in the 1950’s doesn’t exist anymore as young girls are pressurised to go the whole way earlier and earlier. So I have since changed my views about just how empowering so-called feminism really is. If you examine deeply what the true agenda behind feminism could be, you might think again. For me this last Uranus square Pluto shows us the crisis point of how the feminist ideals of the sixties really work in practice.
Women these days are just as much worker drones as their husbands. Now, in order to pay the mortgage it is often a necessity for both partners to work full time. With children spending more time in childminders and state education, the end result is parents have less control over what programs (TV or otherwise) go into their children minds.
So we have the illusion of equality, but the top jobs and the positions that really matter are still pretty much male-dominated. Most women who do manage to get to the top, have had to turn into men to get there. That means switching off their right brain, empathic side, turning psychopathic and growing even larger “balls” than their male colleagues. Margaret Thatcher and Madonna are great examples.
The masculine, left-brain, dominator agenda continues, but in order to correct this imbalance, it will mean that the divine feminine does, in fact, have to start defending itself and learn to say no. “The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.” ~ Albert Einstein.
Some of us have become unwitting enablers of the system through ignorance. If we researched the origins and ingredients of every single product we bought, our convenience food, cosmetics, clothes etc etc, we might question how ethical is the company? Are its products toxic to ourselves and the environment?
Knowledge is power and we need arm ourselves with wisdom. The information is out there in abundance if we look. However, most of the population are too tired, busy, distracted by the mass media or difficult relationships to sit down and read anything longer than a magazine article. The internet is great but we still need to make a conscious effort not to click, click, click and click onto the next pretty picture.
Which brings us to gender. “The female of the species is more deadly than the male” sang Space. The sacred feminine has been debased, abused and used to control the majority of men by their dicks.. Hence the reason porn is the biggest search term on the internet (Followed by Astrology, which I find hilarious.) This is no criticism of men, in fact, the reason this porn trap is so successful is that the media sorcerers knew damn well that men really do want to connect with this wonderful, liberating, sacred feminine energy, which originates from our empowering, living, goddess earth.
Back in pagan times, earthy sexuality was a healthy expression of human aliveness. It connected us to the seasons. Nature, like healthy love-making, makes us feel alive, fertile, potent and vital. It’s like good organic food, it will nurture us for days. Pornography is like overly salty and sweet fast food. So cybersex, like MacDonalds, is a quick fix that later leaves us drained and dehydrated. As with all drugs, one needs a stronger hit after a while, so a sex addict will go onto hardcore porn and.. then what?
In the Muslim world, the divine feminine has been suppressed in a far more obvious way than in the west, with the horror of female circumcision being the worst manifestation. The dark ages witnessed the burning of witches and the enslavement of women to be used as sex slaves in the Middle East. In recent world wars, many women were raped and witnessed the rape of their daughters by invading soldiers. The Slaviccountries, being that they are on the front line of the East and the West have suffered the most and where the word ‘slave’ originally comes from.
This major trauma has been carried through genetic memory for 1000s of years. If we believe in reincarnation, then at some point men (as women) may have also been raped and women (as men) may have at one point been the raping and pillaging soldier, so there is really no blame. I much prefer these days to stress the importance of bringing the sacred masculine and the sacred feminine into balance than allying myself with any feminist agenda.
In 2016, Uranus formed a conjunction with Eris (The outer-planet Lilith). The potential here was great for breakthrough thinking and enlightenment regarding true equality of the sexes. Lilith can be seen as the original feminist, and women can all identify with the feeling of being exiled. But to make Lilith a feminist issue really over-simplifies a much deeper and insidious form of suppression, which is the rape of the human psyche by religion.
Ekhart Tolle in his book “The Power of Now”, maintains that enlightenment for the whole of humanity is in the hands of women. On Page 194 he talks about the collective pain-body where women need to stop identifying themselves as victims, move on from blame and take control. I agree that the feminist blame agenda has got to stop. But I’m not sure how we can take control. I just don’t think we should be looking at this as a male v female thing anymore.
It’s really not about gender. All humans have had their right-brain sacred feminine raped! All of us are victims and ALL of us need to take control. Of ourselves! The ironic thing is that Ekhart Tolle, as part of the New Age guru brigade, still comes across as a being too much of a spiritual master. He is wise and knows best, his disciples bow down and listen. Taking control for me is about setting boundaries, which is Saturn, whereas these Neptune Gurus seem to be all about dissolving boundaries leaving us wide open to abuse.
Integral to the emancipation of women in the Islamic world is how the Qu’ran is translated. How on earth can that society move forward while its “Bible” condones the beating of women. This is the impression we have been given. But if you actually read it, it goes like this: The official Arabic translation of Surah 4:34: “Men are the protectors and maintainers of women, because Allah has given the one more (strength) than the other, and because they support them from their means. Therefore the righteous women are devoutly obedient, and guard in (the husband’s) absence what Allah would have them guard. As to those women on whose part ye fear disloyalty and ill-conduct, admonish them (first), (Next), refuse to share their beds, (And last) beat them (lightly); but if they return to obedience, seek not against them Means (of annoyance): For Allah is Most High, great (above you all).” 
In classic Arabic, “Beat” and “Go away” are the same word. Islamic feminists translate this paragraph differently, replacing “Beat” with “Go away”. Meaning one should leave the wife. Feminists also state that there is nothing in the Qur’an that mentions the strict wearing of the burqa or veil. So I don’t want to just pick on the Qu’ran. This is tame stuff compared what is actually written in the Jewish Talmud!
I’m stunned that any religious text even mentions sex with babies under 3 or anal sex with under-aged girls. Unfortunately, mentioning these acts in a religious text only gives fuel for the anti-semites fire, like in this video made by a Christian. For a Jewish interpretation, see this link The Talmud Dies Not Permit Sex with 3 Year Olds.
I used to be of the opinion that internet porn in small doses is harmless if used to spice up an otherwise healthy, loving long-term relationship. But that’s kind of like saying you can have the odd shot of heroin every so often and be fine. As I have already discussed in my “Twin Flame or Hell Fire” post, sharing your love with internet porn demons is just opening you right up for possession.
I know I sound like Mary Whitehouse now, but I will come out and say that it’s not like I haven’t dabbled.. Yes, I have been in a relationship where, let’s just say, the guy wanted to “spice things up”. It felt taboo and thrilling initially, but I very quickly felt the sacred side of sex and true intimacy had been polluted by the cyber invasion. The amount of sexuality in the media has reached saturation point now where most of MTV is basically soft porn.
MTV soft porn has become normalized. How many women feel they have to behave like porn stars or that they are prudes if they don’t dig anal sex? And it has now reached the stage that a furry “cat” is considered abnormal and unclean I find it ironic that while our Muslim sisters are encouraged to cover up, western women are stripping off to painful extremes in an effort to please their men.
Muslim woman’s chains are the Burqa while Western women are chained to the obsession of being “hot”. We may no longer have to wear constricting corsets that made our Victorian great-grandmas faint, but instead, we are corseted by the vision of a size six skeleton on a magazine cover.
You could argue that in contrast, the Burqa is almost liberating, at least you can indulge and not worry about guts hanging out. No question it’s great to be fit, love your body and walk around in summer shorts without being spat on. But the West has gone way over the top with narcissism and objectifying women’s bodies.
You can understand why a Muslim father may not want the Western brand of feminism for his daughter. I myself cringe when I see overtly sexual music videos and wonder what Katy Perry is doing to the brain of my 11-year-old daughter.
Some stats from the Object website which challenges “Sex-Object culture” :
- Over half (54%) of all women around the world say they first became aware of the need to be physically attractive between 6 and 17 years of age.
- Eating disorders are as common amongst women as autism.
- 66% of teenage girls would consider plastic surgery and 20% would do it right now.
- Polls suggest that 63% of young women aspire to be glamour models or lap dancers.
- One in three people believe a woman is responsible for violence committed against her if she is wearing ‘revealing clothing’.
There is a new brand of feminist. “grounded in Michel Foucault and Judith Butler, they are stunted products of neoliberalism and postmodernism. Feminism, for them, is no longer about the liberation of women who are oppressed; it is defined by a handful of women who are successful, powerful and wealthy—or, as in the case of “Fifty Shades of Grey,” able to snag a rich and powerful man.” ~ Pornography Is What the End of the World Looks Like.
Sacred Feminine V Feminism
So for these so-called ‘feminists’ Western women are liberated (stripped of their clothing) and Muslims are oppressed (smothered by their clothing). Islamic feminists want the right to work and have control of their own finances, (which would allow them to leave an abusive husband.) At the same time, women in the West also need to fight for the right not to work so that they can be a stay-at-home mother if they want to.