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2014-02-26 15:02:51.0


During the twilight hours of March 1st amidst momentous shifts in planetary energies we will all enter a season of miracles beneath a New Moon in Pisces. Between the flux of Mercury’s prograde in Aquarius on February 28th, Mars’ retrograde in Libra on March 1st, Saturn’s retrograde in Scorpio on March 2nd, Jupiter’s prograde in Cancer on March 6th, and Venus’ entrance into Aquarius, also on March 6th, expect the month of March to usher in hope, grace, promise, and divine joys.

I predict the following events during the New Moon in Pisces cycle: obvious signs of divine intervention, freedom from self-defeat, terminations to hopeless circumstances, majestic spiritual empowerment, grievous exposures of duplicity, the revealing of secret enemies, powerful guardianship of the innocent or helpless, a growing global sense of active spiritual warfare, the unravelling of corrupt media, security enhancement through great resource allocations, explosions in supernatural phenomenon, and profound gravitations into the realms of spirit.

In our horoscopes Pisces reveals where we can find God. Through investment in the House where Pisces is found a soul can find success in the ancient quest to unify with God. This New Moon brings special attention to our brothers and sisters of the Tribe of Pisces who are all destined to find God within themselves whereas we of other Tribes find God through indirect experiences. The energies will soon be ripe for the ultimate mystics of the Zodiac, our beloved Pisces, to make great personal strides in their reach for God. Famous Pisceans include Manly Hall and Edgar Cayce, men who most certainly found God within.

A karmic return of epic proportions is upon us as an effect of this New Moon in Pisces. The sum of our entire lives has been factored in Heaven so that what we deserve according to spiritual laws will soon rush into our lives wherever our Pisces is found. The horoscope becomes invaluable at these precious times. I encourage my audience to identify the Pisces energy in their lives, through their horoscope, and to observe how life unfolds in the weeks ahead. This will help you all to develop cosmic consciousness and to gain enlightened bearings on your spiritual standing and overall place within the grand scheme.

What is one to do with all these imminent cosmic events? Here is my counsel for the world: open yourselves to faith in unseen forces that love and fight for our sake and future. Open yourselves to selfless service and sacrifice as life presents to you. Open yourselves to universal love and intelligence that permeates our world. Open yourselves to all change that must occur for evolution to succeed. Be conscious of karma recognizing and respecting her balances. Transcend mundane thoughts knowing that super-spiritual energies will carry us furthest now. And perhaps most importantly, work to restore hope wherever it has been lost.

The angels are coming, the angels are coming, the angels are coming! Angels obey all cosmic laws meaning that although they may desperately want to intercede in our lives they must patiently wait for their cosmic times to come. These times are always when Pisces is active so with this New Moon just days away believe that the angelic presence on Earth will drastically increase in the weeks and months ahead according to Law. Watch as mysterious and beautiful photos manifest throughout the mediascape in the near future. The angels will be showing signs to develop our faith and prove their presence. They will show you their light…

Restoration to seemingly hopeless matters and bizarre episodes of self-ruin will define this lunar cycle which will culminate on September 8th, 2014 with the next Full Moon in Pisces. If you are one on the fringe of hope or tragedy have confidence that the time is upon us where the roots of your suffering will be addressed by divine powers. Maintain your faith and believe in miracles because the season for them is soon to begin. Faith enables miracles and God keeps count of those who keep faith and those who don’t. Perhaps the angels already know who is who and who needs what. If your heart swells to these words believe that your name is kept.

Angels know who’s good and bad, who’s lost their joy and who lives sad. Hope is coming with great force, with light and joy through Heaven’s course. See the lights and keep your faith, the truth is simple: God is great. With intervention coming soon we’ll all remember this New Moon! The tides are changing oh so fast, the grip of evil just won’t last. They’re weighted down while we are blessed, keep your strength and stand the test.

The path is lit with cosmic wealth, it comes so heavy, it comes in stealth. Jump for joy if you love God and as for me, I’m beyond awed. With nothing flawed my words are true, the Moon that comes has mystic hue. And that’s my cue, it’s time to go, I hope you love how my words flow.

Enjoy the future,

Astrologer Salvador Russo


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Mysterious ‘energy ribbon’ at solar system’s edge baffles scientists – CSMonitor.com

Mysterious ‘energy ribbon’ at solar system’s edge baffles scientists

First spotted by a NASA spacecraft, a bizarre ribbon of high-energy particles could help unlock secrets about the boundary between our solar system and interstellar space.

By Elizabeth Howell, SPACE.com Contributor / February 14, 2014

A model of the interstellar magnetic fields – which would otherwise be straight – warping around the outside of our heliosphere, based on data from NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer. The red arrow shows the direction in which the solar system moves through the galaxy.


A strange ribbon of energy and particles at the edge of the solar system first spotted by a NASA spacecraft appears to serve as a sort of “roadmap in the sky” for the interstellar magnetic field, scientists say.

By comparing ground-based studies and in-space observations of solar system’s mysterious energy ribbon, which was first discovered by NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) in 2009, scientists are learning more details about the conditions at the solar system’s edge. The study also sheds light into the sun’s environment protects the solar system from high-energy cosmic rays. [Photos and Images from NASA’s IBEX Spacecraft]

“What I always have been trying to do was to establish a clear connection between the very high-energy cosmic rays we’re seeing [from the ground] and what IBEX is seeing,” study leader Nathan Schwadron, a physicist at the University of New Hampshire, told Space.com.

Previously, maps from ground-based observatories showed researchers that clusters of cosmic rays — extremely high-energy particles that originate from supernovas — are correlated with the IBEX ribbon. The ribbon is roughly perpendicular to the interstellar magnetic field while cosmic rays stream, on average, along the interstellar magnetic field. (The particles themselves are created from interactions between the solar wind and interstellar matter.)

In the longer term, Schwadron said work like this will help scientists better understand more about the boundary between our solar system and interstellar space. This is a region that only one mission — NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft — has reached so far, and scientists know little about what that environment is like.

Travelling through the transition zone

The sun’s sphere of influence in the solar system is known as the heliosphere. The sun’s “solar wind” of high-energy particles flows within the heliosphere and pushes back against high-energy cosmic rays originating in interstellar space. The transition zone between these two regions is called the heliosheath.

Here’s where a mystery arises: Voyager 1’s measurements of the magnetic field from the edge of interstellar space show a starkly different direction of the magnetic field inferred in the IBEX ribbon, Schwadron said.

“At that point, you say to yourself what’s wrong? What could possibly be the issue? It seems like we now have good independent confirmation that the IBEX ribbon is ordered by the interstellar magnetic field, and we know that Voyager 1 takes fairly good measurements,” Schwadron said.

The few studies examining this issue, showing little consensus. An October paper co-authored by Schwadron in Astrophysical Journal Letters argued that Voyager 1 could be measuring interstellar plasma coming in through magnetic field lines, but may still be in the heliosheath itself. This stands in contrast to findings from NASA and other science groups saying Voyager 1 is definitively in interstellar space.

The researchers noted that Voyager 1 is picking up its information “at a specific time and place”, but IBEX’s data is collected and averaged across vast distances, so that could also lead to discrepancies.

“What is really missing here is our understanding of the physics,” Schwadron said, adding that reconnection between magnetic field lines could be an example of something that changes the conditions of the boundary region.

The research was published today (Feb. 13) in the journal Science Express and includes participation from several United States research institutions.

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Tom Hayden discussing the crisis in Venezuela- from Tikkun

I received the intro and article below from Rabbi Lerner at Tikkun. I have a somewhat limited page on ESRA here on Spirit in Action but there is more at Tikkun’s site.

I think it is important to not only be aware of the real background on current events and to share that information.

That helps prevent the 1% and their minions from easily spreading the lies and manipulation that inevitably lead to mass death and suffering in support of their greedy objectives.


My comrade from the 1960s Tom Hayden has an important perspective on the current conflict in Venezuela that you won’t get from NPR or most of the media, much less from the politicos who every day send you emails begging for your money. We at the NSP support an extension of democracy both to countries around the world and also to us in the U.S.–please read our “money out of politics” plan called the ESRA Environmental and Social Responsibility Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Until it has mass support in this country, there is no stopping US corporations and the super wealthy from getting their way both here in the US and around the world. RabbiLerner.Tikkun

Tom Hayden discussing the crisis in Venezuela, February 25, 2014.

It’s difficult to grasp the facts behind the murky fog of Venezuelan crisis. Based more or less on intuitions, but also credible documents, some blame most of the crisis on the CIA. Some national security types, abhorring populism, claim that the Venezuela state is consolidating dictatorial power precisely by winning so many elections! Others, while friendly to Venezuela, blame the Caracas government for failing to address the problems of violent crime and economic malaise.

President Barack Obama may or may not know what various US operatives are doing. We have seen evidence of a “state within the state” before, going back as far as the CIA’s operations against Cuba. In Obama’s time, the president correctly named the 2009 coup in Honduras a “coup”, and then seemed powerless to prevent it. At his first Summit of the Americas, a friendly Obama shook the hand of Hugo Chavez before Obama’s top adviser tried to sabotage the warming of relations.

Call me naive, but I do not believe President Obama wants to see President Maduro overthrown. Chaos would follow. The US would be blamed. Relations with Latin America would freeze below zero. The president probably thinks Maduro should thrash in his own domestic contradictions.

But there’s another US “government”, a secret network that works tirelessly to undermine any Latin American threat to the dominance of American capital and military power. They understand that the president must be provided with “plausible deniability”, and so they keep Obama out of the loop. Sometimes they operate through the CIA, sometimes under Republican-Democratic “democracy promotion” programs, sometimes through third parties such as the Florida-based FTI Consulting. Democratic Party political consultants and pollsters have worked for Venezuela’s opposition. It’s difficult even for a president to keep a grip on it all. And that being the case, transparency disappears for the US Congress and public.

Obama’s public statements this week certainly gave moral support to the street demonstrations. While also including a vague call for “dialogue”, Obama is playing with fire. Obama immediately needs to rein in the entire entourage of US-supported agents of destabilization and issue them a clear cease-and-desist order, or he and the US government will be blamed for what may happen in the weeks ahead. He needs request and support whatever consensus emerges this week from the region’s elected governments and the United Nations.

The American Congress and public are becoming used to street protests overthrowing elected governments regardless of the issue of national sovereignty. “Humanitarian intervention” in the affairs of other nations means willfully ignoring sovereignty where egregious human rights abuses are at stake and no negotiations are possible. The argument is somewhat attractive up to the point where it revives the Law of the Jungle. In the case of Venezuela, not only sovereignty but representative democracy are at stake, in a region which only recently began to shed the US-supported rule of oligarchs and generals.

The forgotten facts amidst the mounting frenzy is that President Maduro won the April 2013 Venezuelan election by slightly under two percent, and his alliance were victors by ten percent in last December’s nationwide municipal elections.

The losers of those Venezuelan elections have turned into Leninists of the Right, seeking to create a counter-revolutionary situation in which the government apparatus crumbles and they seize power. The leaders want martyrs in the streets. In their apocalyptic view, a coup in Venezuela would spiral swiftly into the collapse of the oil-dependent Bolivian, Ecuadoran and Nicaraguan governments, and be a deathblow to Cuba.

If this frightening vision fails, the anti-Maduro forces will regroup and resume their strategy of destabilization on a permanent basis, a virtual civil war in the guise of a political conflict, in hopes that a segment of Maduro’s present voting bloc – estimated at fifty to 56 percent – switches sides in a future election out of simple desire for “normalcy”.

The peace and justice movement in the US, along with Congressional allies, have a potentially-important role in pressuring Obama, and secretaries Kerry and Hegel, to rein in the agents of America’s dirty wars. A Congressional coalition led by the Miami Cuba Lobby is already agitating for Maduro’s demise. Where are the Congressional progressives? Despite frequent denials by US officials, for example, the State Department’s own Inspector General [http://oig.state.gov/documents/organization/13682.pdf ] found that the Pentagon and US “democracy programs” supported individuals and groups “actively involved in the brief ouster of the Chavez government” in the 2002 coup attempt.

You can read more of Tom Hayden’s smart commentaries in the Peace Exchange Bulletin at TomHayden.com

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Truthout Daily Digest February 27, 2014

William Rivers Pitt | The Ocean Is Coming

William Rivers Pitt, Truthout: Keystone XL, fracking, coal-oriented water disasters, serial poison spills, oil train derailments and the practice of allowing the fossil fuels industry to write its own regulations – it all adds up to a suicide pact that William Rivers Pitt did not sign up for.

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Fruits of Iran’s Revolution

Nima Shirazi and Tyler Cullis, Truthout: February marks the 35th anniversary of the Iranian Revolution – an epochal event whose ultimate significance remains unknown. Accurately assessing the fruits of the revolution is crucial to understanding Iran today.

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The Poisons of Extreme Wealth and Inequality

Richard Waddell, Truthout: Excess wealth, widespread poverty and inequality are all poisonous to our nation. These poisons threaten our economy, our democratic process, academic integrity, our justice system and our culture.

Read the Article

Triple Divide: Interview With Mark Ruffalo on Fracking Documentary

Julie Dermansky, DeSmogBlog: Triple Divide is a timely, cautionary documentary about the fracking industry in Pennsylvania. Clean water is the star of this film. The toxic impact of the fracking industry is the villain. The directors and narrator Mark Ruffalo discuss why the issue is so important.

Read the Interview and Watch the Video

The Five Commandments of Barack Obama: How “Thou Shalt Not” Became “Thou Shalt”

Karen J. Greenberg, TomDispatch: In January 2009, Barack Obama entered the Oval Office projecting idealism, broadcasting five commandments by which life in his new world of national security would be lived. Five years later, Obama’s commandments need a rewrite.

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Creating a Pedagogy in Common: Excerpt From Toward a New Common School Movement

Noah De Lissovoy, Alex Means and Kenneth Saltman, Truthout: In this excerpt from their new book, Toward a New Common School Movement, the authors argue for defending a not-yet-realized “public” in the public schools that should be the privileged territory for a movement to invent democracy, against a schooling system that has historically parodied and persecuted it.

Read the Excerpt

Liberals Face a Hard Day’s Knight?

Michael Winship, Moyers & Company: Political scientist Adolph Reed Jr. argues that Democrats and liberals have become too fixated on election results, kowtowing to the status quo rather than aiming for long-term goals that address the issues of economic inequality.

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We Have the Right To Know What’s in Our Food

The Daily Take, The Thom Hartmann Program: It’s pretty clear that there are still a lot of questions out there about GMO foods. As a result, the American people deserve to know which foods on grocery store shelves are chock-full of genetically modified ingredients.

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Keystone PipeLIES Exposed: The Facts on Sticky Leaks, Billion-Dollar Spills and Dirty Air

Dave Saldana, PR Watch: This in-depth report looks at various aspects of tar sands extraction, from leak and spill cleanup paid for by tax dollars to the health effects of its byproducts on local citizens.

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Adolph Reed Jr.: The Surrender of America’s Liberals

Bill Moyers, Moyers & Company: Adolph Reed Jr. sees the populist, progressive wing of the Democratic Party giving up to the corporate wing, putatively embodied in Hillary Clinton sailing forth surrounded by a mighty armada from Wall Street.

Watch the Video and Read the Transcript

New Fed Study Says Health Reform Can Reduce Financial Stress

Wendell Potter, The Center for Public Integrity: A new study in Massachusetts is providing evidence that the reform law passed in that state in 2006 (and which served as the model for the Affordable Care Act) is indeed making a significant dent in bankruptcy filings.

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On the News With Thom Hartmann: The UAW Isn’t Giving Up on Workers in Chattanooga, and More

In today‘s On the News segment: The UAW isn’t giving up on workers in Chattanooga; a new report by the Economic Policy Institute proves that our economic system is rigged; since 2010, low-paying jobs have dominated the job market; and more.

Watch the Video and Read the Transcript


First Canadian Tar Sands Oil Flows Through Southern Keystone XL Pipeline as Senators Warn of Cancer Risks

Mark Karlin, BuzzFlash at Truthout: The CEO of TransCanada announced Wednesday that “we just moved the first batch of Canadian oil right through the whole system from Canada right through the Gulf Coast.” Even without a new northern section of the Keystone XL pipeline, tar sands oil is now making its way to Texas refineries.

Read the BuzzFlash Commentary

Feds Refuse To Release Public Comments on NSA Reform – Citing Privacy

Read the Article at Wired

Who’s To Blame for Recurring Oil and Chemical Disasters? Why Should Taxpayers Pay for Toxic Cleanups?

Read the Article at BuzzFlash

What Jan Brewer’s Gay Bill Veto Means for Arizona – and the Country

Read the Article at National Journal

Does Tackling Inequality Hurt Growth? No.

Read the Article at The New Yorker

Suffer the Children: Voices of Pain and Peace

Read the Article at BuzzFlash

UK Spy Agency Intercepted Webcam Images of Millions of Yahoo! Users

Read the Article at The Guardian

The GOP’s “Judicial Activism” Flip-Flop

Read the Article at The Washington Post

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The Oracle Report | Thursday, February 27, 2014


Balsamic Moon Phase: release, transformation, healing, compassion, forgiveness

Moon in Aquarius

Ruling Mahavidya: Matangi

Praise the Kali’s, Mercury stations direct around 9:00 am EST/ 2:00 pm UTC! Mercury retrograde always does an overhaul of our minds, so it will be nice to slingshot forward once again, integrating the way we now see and understand things. Masks, veils, shrouds, covers, and blinders were removed since Mercury’s retrograde on February 6, 2014. Naturally these things were difficult to see or handle because they have been hidden for a long, long while. Today we will definitely feel the shift out of that energy.

Remember that the day a planet stations retrograde OR DIRECT is usually hectic, especially retrogrades and directs of Mercury, which interfere with communications, electronics, or travel. Extra patience is usually needed. The jump out of Mercury retrograde is usually such a relief that it enables us to handle frustration better.

But we aren’t free of the big retrogrades altogether; we have two big ones in process – Mars and Saturn! Painfully, Mars has been slowing to a virtual standstill. It “stops moving” around high noon EST/ 5:00 pm on March 2, 2014, and then goes retrograde or appears to move backward in the sky. When the Planet of Action comes to a standstill, the pressure build-up is enormous. Tension is produced by the constricted vibrations. You can see this reflected on the geopolitical stage, which should be carefully observed right now because it is setting up for the new astrological year which will be HISTORIC in the timeline of humanity. The New Moon in Aries on March 30, 2014 is the beginning of the natural new year.

Saturn, home of the Archons will station retrograde the same day Mars stations retrograde, about three hours later. This is a story for another day. It’s a big story.

Additionally, the Black Moon enters Leo the very next day, March 3. This is going to add another considerable shift in the energy. The Black Moon in Leo involves order and change, and we are going to see a massive change in the order of the world over 2014.

The Sun and Moon are in a Balsamic phase right now, paving the way for the New Moon in Pisces on March 1, 2014.

I know I am throwing out a lot of dates, but it is important to see the progression of energy we have over the next few days: Mercury direct, New Moon in Pisces, Mars retrograde, Saturn retrograde, Black Moon enters Leo. All of this is a lead up to the New Moon in Aries.

But let’s bring things back to today – and the refreshment that today’s energy offers. Find a way to celebrate life. It only takes a second, but can last for eternity. Prepare fresh soil – the landscape of your mind – to begin anew. We aren’t just preparing for a new month, we are preparing for a new year. This is our job over the next month, which is the time of year that is like a month-long Balsamic phase. We weave a dream during this time. Start your mind toward this. Start thinking about what you want to seed or intend at the New Moon in Aries. 2014 is a big dream, one that required that we build up a lot of power and resilience over the last month. Now we start to work with it alchemically to induce our vision for humanity in collaboration with Gaia Sophia, the divine being embodied as our planet. Let the Balsamic magic begin.